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Aug 11, 2013 11:15pm EDT
anniversary stanley kurtz discusses "spreading the wealth: how obama is robbing the suburbs to pay for the cities" this is about half an hour. >> speaker stanley kurtz. she's going to talk on spreading the wealth. he's a senior fellow at the ethics and public policy center and an adjunct fellow with the institute with a special-interest in america's cultural war. she writes on family, feminism, homosexuality, affirmative action and campus political correctness. she helped publish a book entitled radical and chief which was exposing obama's lost years that nobody knows anything about. his new book is spreading the wealth. welcome mr. kurtz. [applause] thanks so much. it's great to be here. this is the second time i've had the privilege of addressing this group and i want to thank phyllis schlafly again for having me here. i always enjoy the defense. my topic today is obama's policy towards the suburbs. it's a remarkable issue and it doesn't get covered by the media. it's something people should know about. i'm going to get to that in the second but i cannot resist because i have an
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 8:00am EDT
.. >>> up next on book tv the a did in the presidential election of barack obama. there were critical of the republican party and its nominee mitt while negligent to do the same with president obama. this is about 45 minutes. >> thank you, john and i. thanks to the heritage foundation for inviting me. i apologize ahead of schedule. so why a book about the media by yes? there is a shattering topic. when steve forbes came to me in 2010, he asked me how bad were the media in 2008 and i said 100% for barack obama. i said how is it going to be in 2012? i said worse and he laughed and said how can that be? the didn't care about john mccain. in 2012 they will not only be 100 percent in the tank for barack obama but to the feet of any republican challenging barack obama. so move forward to the end of the 2012 campaign. and i get a call from an editor at harper collins recommended that i do a book about the 2012 elections and suggesting the title "collusion" the media stole the 2012 elections. i have to confess i was cruel to the idea at first. one because i didn't think this was an e
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 8:15am EDT
presidential election and president obama's re-election team unit losed analytics. this event from the commonwealth club of california in san francisco is about an hour and fifteen minutes. you can find us on the internet at commonwealth club.org or download the iphone or android app for program and schedule information and pod cast of past programs. how is that for a lit ration. now it's my pleasure to intro-- introduce our speaker, columnist, and writer. jonathan alter. a writer and a contributor to the bloomberg. author of the new book we'll talk about "the center holds: obama and his enemies." as i he's an analyst and contributing correspondent. you've seen him on nbc and msnbc. he worked for almost thirty years writing more than fifty cover story. me wrote for "the new york times," the wall street, vanity fair, and the new republican. he's the author of other books fkd -- he is a, in my judgment, probably one of the preimminent experts in this country on president obama. we are pleased and honored to have him here tonight to speak about his new book. our thanks to jonathan alt
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 9:00pm EDT
aided in the re-election of president barack obama saying the media was consistently critical of the republican party and the nominee, mitt romney, while negligent to do the same with barack obama. this is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you, john, and my thanks to the harming foundation for inviting me. if i cough, i got a ticklish thing going on. i apologize ahead of schedule. okay. so why a book about the media bias? there's an earth shattering topic. when steve forbes came to me in 2010, we were chatting, and he asked me how bad were the media in 2008, really? i said, is 100% in the tank for barack obama, and he said, well, how is it going to be in 2012? i said, worse. he laughed, said, how could that be? i said in 2008, they didn't care about mccain. in 2012, they will not only be 100% in the tank for barack obama, but they will be 100% committed to the defeat of anyone challenging barack obama. moving forward, and i get a call from an editor at harper collins recommending that i do a book about the 2012 elections and suggested a title "collusion: how the media stole the 2
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 10:45am EDT
winning wait until the midnight hour, black america, and bright lights from barack obama. our third scheduled speaker is kendall thomas who is travelingy has not yet arrived but we are hoping he will take the stage as soon as he does come. i will introduce him in his absence right now. he is nash professor of law and co-founder and director of the center for the study of law and culture at columbia university and professor thomas is one of the editors of the seminole volume critical race theory, the form of the movement. the three powerful thinkers and visionary speakers. [applause] >> get settled, and make yourself comfortable and we are so glad you made it. i was saying to camille and sarah before we came on that in so many ways barack obama has set up our conversation about blacks in the twenty-first century through his comments yesterday but i want to put that in the larger context because we are trying to take the backward and forward look on this panel in our conversation. the backward look is about where have we come, where have we come to since in the 50 years since the marc
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Aug 31, 2013 3:00pm EDT
author is president barack obama. as you may recall, the liberal media raved about barack obama's writing abilities in the 2008 election. back then, senator obama's resumÉ was really quite short, and his supporters said, with a straight face, that he was just marvelous because he wrote two books about himself. at first, i thought this was some kind of a joke. when senator obama became president obama, i realized that it was no joke at all, and i decided that i seriously needed to get with the program and start believing in the dreamy barack obama world of yes, we can. i thought what i needed to do was write two books about myself -- [laughter] maybe, i, too, can be president of the united states. [applause] so i sat down and wrote a book about myself called "chinese girl in the ghetto," and when people ask what the book is about these days, i politely tell them it's about my family's journey of communism china to inner city california, and it's about my journey of getting to know freedom, but what i'm really thinking, usually, what's really on my mind is that i need to hurry up a
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 8:00pm EDT
until the midnight hour and dark days and the bright lights for to barack obama. the third is scheduled speaker is kendall thomas, who is traveling in from brazil. and unfortunately has not yet arrived but we are hoping he will take the stage as soon as he does come. i will introduce him and his absence. he's a mass producer of falcon and co director and co-founder of the center for the study of law and culture at columbia and university and is one of the editors of the critical race theory set for the movement. so we have three powerful sinkers and visionary speakers. [applause] welcome, kendall, it yourself comfortable and we are glad you made it. barack obama set up our conversation about blacks in the 21st century through his comments yesterday. but i want to put into a larger context because we are trying to take a backward and forward look on this conversation. where have we come to sense in the 50 years since the march on washington? at the same time, this particular moment is framed by the events. the first is in the three and a half weeks ago actually, the supreme cou
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 2:45pm EDT
. relations are not close at the moment because president obama does not like britain, and he makes it clear that he doesn't, so these things are trivial on the surface things. presidents come and go, and as i've said before, president obama is the winner of the king george iii award for the worst president in american history. >> host: why king george iii? >> guest: because king george iii was the king of england at the time of the american revolution, and was, to a very great extent, responsible for that revolution taking place. >> host: why did president obama, in your view, win that award? >> guest: well, one thing i didn't like about him is almost the first thing he did when he became president was that he had the boston winston church hill remove from the white house. now, churchill was not any half american himself because his mother was american, and he inherited most of the brains and brilliance from his mother, and not only was he half american, but he was the best english friend america has ever had in my opinion, and he and roosevelt formed a magnificent duo in the war to d
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 7:30pm EDT
infiltrate into various capitals throughout the western world and it has managed to come under the obama administration, metastasize and so without any further ado i would like to introduce you to a wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank you for hosting this event. i look at sera as a modern-day esther or deborah. such a time as this. thank you for having me here. if you write a book, you spend a year with that and say this book can put me through pack. but i think that people are reading it. it gets into detail about the main player in the arab spring, which i refers to as the islamist winter in the butt. the muslim brotherhood is done, out of power in egypt, we don't have to worry about them. this is the postmortem of history. it has been has the muslim brotherhood, the leaders were killed and imprisoned in the group was banned for decades. the headquarters was burned to the ground. completely suppress by the egyptian military. like the jihad event has come to refuse to die. so thank god it was only a year. but it appears the administration that is wistf
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 10:30am EDT
headway in that direction. and, you know, a couple of summers ago barack obama promised us a summer of recovery which didn't pan out so well, but i think this summer has really been the summer of big government. we've seen through exposures through various leaks a lot of details emerging about the national surveillance program and the extent to which ordinary americans are ensnared in the data mining and the surveillance that is supposed to be going on to protect the country. we have seen a lot of the flaws that are inherent in obamacare. we've watched the implementation of the affordable care act sort of creek and moan, and we've seen sort of this train starting to run off the tracks. and i think we're starting as a country to see what's in store for us as this health care law unfolds. nancy pelosi said that we needed to pass the bill to find out what was in it. the obama administration, jay carney yesterday in a press conference promised that once all the different provisions of the bill kicked in, we were really going to like it. but so far that doesn't seem to be the case. and w
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 10:00pm EDT
the obama administration terms it, does not clearly state what the objective of the rebalance and is. it is to counter the military power in the region with the slight redistribution of naval forces away from the rest of the world and to asia that the administration has announced will not keep pace with china's arms buildup and will not keep peace either end with 500 million already subtracted from the defense department from the first obama administration and sequestration will move at equal amount, where will the funds come from to deploy and maintain a larger pacific fleet in the future? a substantial portion of "mayday" looks at the size of today's fleet and its prospects for growth for the future. but the question is to what and? i believe our security is best served if we have a clear understanding of the strategy to secure our interest and those of our allies but i don't think we do. notwithstanding the question of this seapower for it is quite serious. at the end of the cold war u.s. combat fleets the goal of reagan said of 600 ships and 15 carrier battle said. at approximate
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 11:45pm EDT
firm. >> did other presidents build on what george washington that? >> absolutely. the obama administration has been criticized for investigating the press and the press leaks. john adams asked congress for del law called the alien and sedition act and put 12 newspaper publishers in jail and one member of the house of representatives for criticizing the president, just criticizing the government. they were put in jail. none of the things that are happening in our democracy today is new. these things have been going on since the beginning of time and it's the price that we pay for living in a free society. everybody else is not going to agree with us. >> final question and a preview of the book what is the relationship between thomas jefferson and george washington like? >> very cold because jefferson was in those days called a jacoven and he believed that people should be freed and all the people should have a vote and should be free to vote as they wanted to. he thought the population was capable of delving into itself and washington did not. washington believed then only la
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 10:15am EDT
obama despite what the courts have done. we have seen these glorious court decisions that seemed to vindicate the rights of the detained but the executive branch has found a way to circumvent the spirit of that. and obama is no exception. in guantanamo there are quite a few prisoners the governor admits it has no evidence against and they are not a flat but it can't release for one reason or another. they've been there for over 11 years and the treatment there is outrageous and we have gone a long way from this idea of today's to 11 years and so now just this week the circuit court sided with the obama administration in the indefinite detention people to keep people without due process. i know a lot of people are outraged and think this is entirely unprecedented. unfortunately it's not unprecedented. where i do see hopeless throughout this entire history there were people, there were idealists who saw the on the legal jargon and all of the technicalities of all that what was important was the principles of liberty and the principle that it's wrong. it's a wrong thing to do to put so
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 8:30pm EDT
now president obama then seems to understand and he talked about courageously during the campaign and pledged not just to draw american troops from iraq but also the american mindset that had gotten into the strategic mistake to invade iraq in the first place and pledged to change the middle east policy but instead the obama administration has pursued policies as the predecessors the same policies that did such damage to our strategic position and as a result the obama administration today is not just providing a stalled middle east peace process but the demise of the true state solution to the palestinian conflict and while the above it ministration military intervention in libya can and overthrow gadaffi it is now e. incubating in libya a significant threat to american security interests and as the detail in our book, going to tehran deal gone bad restoration has gone beyond the bush administration to trim the islamic republic to argue what we say is ward dangerous to discredit a gauge of it as a strategy to deal with the islamic republic of iran to say they tried to reach out a
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 12:30am EDT
of state for east asia a position he held for the first four years of the obama administration. he was critically important and played a think a pivotal role in the development of president obama strategy of pivoting united states towards asia and in that context particularly interesting to learn from curt about the lessons that can be drawn from michael's "rendezvous with destiny" it. curt in apposition received the distinguished service award. i point that out because i too received that award so i know how difficult it is to achieve it. [laughter] nobody could possibly remember the negotiations but i dare say everyone ago remember the role that kurt campbell played in shaping american strategy towards asia. and so it is with great distinction that i receive that award. as i said he was the founder and co-founder of the center for new american -- a great think-tank that is doing terrific and influential work on national defense policy here in washington. before that he was the senior vice present structure of international security program and csi s. the center for strategic and
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 7:00pm EDT
: obama versus rom and the future of elections in america," dan balz gives an inside look at the presidential campaigns of mitt romney and barack obama. brenda wineapple chronicles the social, political and cultural history of the u.s. leading up to the civil war and the reconstruction period that followed in "ecstatic nation." in "manson: the life and times of charles manson," jeff quinn chronicles the life of charles manson. "pink be sari revolution. " in "hothouse," the survival of art at america's most celebrated publishing house. robert wilson, editor of "the american scholar," recounts the life and career of civil war era photographer matthew brady in matthew brady: portraits of a nation. look for these titles in bookstores this coming year and watch for the authors in the near future on booktv and on booktv.org. >> booktv is on location at bookexpo america which is the annual publishers' trade show held in new york city. and we're talking with the publisher of chicago review press about some of their upcoming titles. cynthia sherry, what do you have coming out this year? >
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 7:00pm EDT
netanyahu and obama. the storming of jerusalem by israeli forces in 67. it is a moment that changed history completely. change the state and nature of his robe. it changed the character of israel because it was such an exciting moment for jews all over the world, christians over the world. it was such an inspiring moment, exciting moment. even for secular jews it was an almost messianic moment. it seemed like united jerusalem and jews could again pray at the western wall, the place, as jews college, which was all that was left of paris temple which we talked about earlier. it's a very vital moment. everything that came after, everything that we have today comes from this moment. so it is said spectacular and exciting place. so much has happened since. we go into all the details of that. obama at netanyahu and all the rest of. >> host: one of the sidelines that i saw in your book was that mary magdalene's and is there. >> guest: well, there are all manner of sort of relics in jerusalem. and there are all sorts of things. i mean, there are sorus, hands. there are all sorts of fascinat
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 2:00pm EDT
great example. president obama over the last couple of days has announced to leading initiatives in his second term, getting rid of a clear weapons and global climate change. and i think he used dare i say following in the footsteps, we saw him talk about the nuclear threat initiative. tell us just a little bit now that we are looking at the president once again taking a leading role, with that organization does, the nuclear threat initiative. tell us what it does? >> it will sway public opinion in favor of nuclear disarmament. >> but you have former secretary of state. just amazing personality. >> the very best people that he could, kissinger, perry, himself and if you're a member be the discussion with them. they're doing a good job of it. we are closer to getting rid of it clear weapons that we'll probably ever been. >> and white -- [applause] it is nice to think so, anyway. >> and through the you in foundation so many initiatives center around women, education, health costs so many aspects, why the focus -- this is a rhetorical question, why the focus on women? or maybe we should no
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 5:30pm EDT
incorrect" an updated version. >> if you had the opportunity to meet president obama, what would you say to them? >> i don't know that i would have anything to say to him. i think he's slick. he acts like he's listening. he's a disastrous president. he may be worse than push -- bush, the last president. much like -- i'm a 0 fish gnat dough of ancient history among other things and i think we reached the stage now we get a lot like after siberia, they said, gosh, i'm glad he's dead. and then they got the next who got worse and then they -- they got neero and had a civil war. i think the we're crowding the past of ancient rome. >> something going on currently in the u.s. is the bradley manning trial on wikileaks. >>sha shameful. even more shameful -- just as shameful as what is happening with edward snowden. for that matter julian assange. i think it's absolutely shocking that they had manning locked up in solitary confinement, or torturing him for three years, and there's no outrage in the u.s. and as far as snowden is concerned, it's doubly shameful that he has to run to hide in coun
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 3:30pm EDT
obama and his wife, michele, the most glamorous political couple since the kennedys. it had taken awhile for and to step down from mckinsey. that he was busier than ever. he sat on a handful of corporate boards of goldman sachs, procter and gamble and american airlines to name a few. he hoped his retirement from the top job would slow him down but he was in the throes of building his own private equity company from scratch. jennings from continent to comment in the suitcase as intent on being a game changing private equity and philanthropy as he had been during at storied career in conforming. dressed in a black suit with a handkerchief and pocket he made his way to the south lawn from the gilded east room which served as a staging area for the dinner. at every turn he ran into friends, chatted with a new age physician wearing his signature gems that eyeglasses, mingling with a top lawyer in the new administration and caught up with governor bobby jindal, the republican governor of louisiana. his parents migrated to america from india six months before he was born. he was typical
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm EDT
things that concerns me, the direction our country is heading, with this, i don't know obama movement. because i don't think anybody's added up all the things that he's promised, like ending poverty in the world. and he doesn't offer any idea of how he's going to pay for that. and i think, you know, that's one of the reasons why i think that he's incredibly naive to -- well, to try to get in the white house by having everybody believe that he's going to be able to do all these things and we really can't afford it. and i'm very concerned about the direction of our -- of our country right now. >> host: thanks, jean johnson, linking the presidential campaign to the budget process here. what do you think? >> guest: well, you know, i think it's an important issue. there are all the candidates that are still in the race are talking about these issues in ways that don't really add up. on the republican side, there's a commitment to keeping the tax cuts that went through with president bush. there's discussion of more tax cuts. and there's kind of a vague reference to cutting spending but the
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 10:00pm EDT
discusses "spreading the wealth: how obama is robbing the suburbs to pay for the cities" this is about half an hour. >> speaker stanley kurtz. she's going to talk on spreading the wealth. he's a senior fellow at the ethics and public policy center and an adjunct fellow with the institute with a special-interest in america's cultural war. she writes on family, feminism, homosexuality, affirmative action and campus political correctness. she helped publish a book entitled radical and chief which was exposing obama's lost years that nobody knows
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 1:20am EDT
"totally incorrect". >> host: doug casey if you had the chance to be president obama what would you say? >> guest: i would not have anything to say. he is select he acts like he is listening. but he is a disastrous president he is worse than the and baby bush. it is much like an aficionado of ancient history and we have reached the stage we're getting a lot like rolm -- rome after serious they said i am glad he is dead then they got caligula then they got claudius can get much worse? yes. then they had a civil war. i think we are plotzing the path of agent from. >> host: something going on currently in the u.s. is the bradley manning trial on wikileaks. >> guest: that is shameful. even more shameful or justiciable as what is happening with edward snowden it is absolutely shocking that they had manning locked up in solitary confinement torturing him three years and there is no outrage in the u.s.. as far as edward snowden is concerned, ee shameful he has to run to hide to countries like russia or venezuela that is hardly a beacon of freedom. certainly he cannot stay in the u.s. anymo
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2013 11:00pm EDT
destruction just like the republican congress was committed to barack obama's town call -- downfall in his first term. he had to work with the guys. he worked with them. he also mack mac mac outlasted them. he outmaneuvered them. there was a famous massacre. they didn't have a quorum because there were three members who were arrested or dielted or convict -- indicted of various crimes such as fixing races at the local track. buddy used that to engineer a coop which he took over the city council and the "l.a. times" did a feature about him. he said that in the jail population stalin is something like 1 in 10,000. it's one in eight. i had tried to one the person. they said he would got opening of an envelope and show up at any event. i remember being a young report aerothe the "providence journal" not covering buddy or the city hall. i was at another reporter's backyard cookout. we were drinking beer and
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 4:45pm EDT
, absolutely. you know, president obama has gone on record saying that would be a red line, and that might be the thing that trips, activates a more aggressive american response. that reminds me on what the vice president said in the 1991 gulf crisis said something similar, you know, some people suggest saddam held back on chemical weapons because that was just as a trip wire for a more violent response. as mentioned earlier, and as i wrote in the book, i where about this collaboration, and from the beginning, i think the -- the assad regimes, they did not want, you know, in 1982 hamas massacre. that would galvanize the community. they know that the international community does not want to go in this. they know the united states doesn't want to go in this, and for good reasons, by the way. we don't understand the landscape. we don't understand what's going on. the position is fragmentedded -- fragmented and divided, and we ordered the opposition group blind my in afghanistan in the 1980s against the soviet occupation, and look what happened. it came back to bite us. we have to unders
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm EDT
e is accredited delivering the latino vote to obama white house but has been arrested twice for protesting outside the white house. >> host: that is a quick look at some of the books coming out this fall from norton publishing. >> want to see the loss of journalism. i don't want to see, it is frustrating to see state and local journalism not covered because the national journalism is not as good if you don't have the local journalism. of lot of what i do is watching, reading local and state stories what is happening at that level how that bubbles up to the national level. if they're not people on the ground doing that sort of work, i think national journalism supper's quite a bit. i really hope that someone figures out a way to keep that sustainable so we will see more social media where but they see stories being shared by what their friends are talking about is. >> with a true politics & prose fashion the events are timely. while today's we present a view of history conspiracy's just three days ago this yea expanded such a place known as area 51 does actually exist. even thoug
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Aug 17, 2013 4:30pm EDT
things. how do you see president obama as another human being and ask him any question. that's something i have seen change in the last twenty years in mexico. people holding their government more accountable. one of the things that maybe many of you don't know three of the pulitzers went mexicans. that shows how much journalism has really ocean up and downed in the last few -- really expanded. >> speaking of journalism. one of the question from the audience here. reporting is such a difficult story. how do you decide who to trust? >> that's tough. well, it depends. if you cover organized crime, you spend a lot of time with people. and you're always chris crossing information. one of the advantages i have is i've been based in d.c., and i've been based obviously in mexico city and on the border. that gives me flee sources of people to contact and check information. and really over the years you know who to trust. you are constantly changing. they are always changing officials. so it's always getting back to -- what do you know about the guy and this person, and checking, checki
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Aug 17, 2013 3:15pm EDT
the last election, wasn't there, when obama, i think it was, suggested that people who get ahead in society are drawing from other sources other than their own individual -- that caused controversy, but franklin would agree 100%. at the same time, he was very quick to make a buck and very good at it, and so he died a very wealthy man. yes, sir? >> can you draw any parallels between the society of useful knowledge and its later developments? you mentioned eddison with the big industrial push for the new inventions. >> oh, absolutely. in fact, this is a theme i develop in a lot of detail in the society for useful knowledge, especially in the latter chapters, that it was really, well, franklin was a projector, forming lots of society, and the last great pojt society was the project, the society for political inquiries, which was formed very late in life, and one of the members of the society was a gentleman named cox. he was a figure, he was a royalist in philadelphia, and when the brits came in he thought, okay, he's on the winning side, but that didn't work out, as we know, and he st
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Aug 25, 2013 7:45pm EDT
gone jail. he's a professor now and launched barack obama's career, i think, in his living room. it's odd to contrast he's on the government payroll and established citizen now and bombing people in approximately the same era. >> it's interesting to talk to folks involved more violent student activity. i was able to interview mark for the book. as you know, rud, first became famous for the colombia university taking. he was one of the folks from the sds who helped organize it. and rud was a revelation to me, and that i expected him to be very defensive about the things that happened. in fact he said the things we did, you know, they were foolish, they were wrong. he currently lives in the near state of poverty in new mexico serving as a teacher for poor indian children. he feels that it's a way he can make up for some things by not having luxuries and trying to help the very poorest in society. i did not talk to bill ayers he was not directly involved with anything i was writing about. so i can't really offer an opinion on that. yes, sir? >> [inaudible] >> microphone. >> there a
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Aug 3, 2013 12:00pm EDT
quite powerful politically. i think probably a obama's election, the fact that nevada has been blue for the last two presidential cycles is largely due to the union and its ability to get its members and their families out to vote. it is a very politically conscious union. i think if you are interested in an area, finding out what really makes an area, a state, a city take, one of the very best ways to do it is to look at the economy and the life of working people. i am a big admirer of the interviews with working people. like if you were in detroit, you would find out what the auto industry was and talks of the workers. if you were in central california, trying to find out about corporate agriculture and interviewed farm workers. in nevada if you want to find out what makes the state go, you research the gaming industry and what it means to the thousands and thousands of people that work in it. and in that case and for me, especially women, because i do believe that women are key to the gaming institution, almost as if their lives are invisible and this respected. like a maid, the
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Aug 24, 2013 9:00am EDT
bolger -- whitey bulger. we start with collision 2012, obama versus romney and the future of elections in america followed by the author of collusion:all the media stole the 2012 election and how to stop them from doing it in 2016. at 10:00 p.m. eastern of elizabeth greenspan joins booktv on afterwards. it an interview with the former special master of the federal september 11th victims' compensation fund, mr. greenspan talked about her book battle for ground 0, inside the political struggle to rebuild the world trade center. we wrap up the prime time programming and a 11:00 p.m. eastern with the united states of paranoia:a conspiracy theory. visit booktv.org for more of this weekend's television schedule. >> when you write a book, a lot can go wrong. that is the way i approach the world. i am somewhat neurotic in my writing and reporting a lot can go wrong in 110,000 words. i have been pretty shocked. if there has been criticism from inside it is mostly in the vein of how dare he, how dare an insider give away the secret handshake, how dare an insider talk about other inside
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Aug 10, 2013 4:15pm EDT
in the 112th or 13th and all of the reporting about what obama did or didn't do was largely irrelevant to the realities that the context has changed. we got the stimulus, affordable care act, dodd-frank, the 111th, the pseudocrisis under the debt ceiling and public downgrade of our debt in the 112th and the sequester in the 113th. i sort of rest my case. what i want to say is i agree with -- with chris over bob on stats. that is to say strong members who are serious about legislating need really good facts, and one of -- you tell that story, and you say it that one of the real, real tales of this is the extraordinary work done by senate staff, but members wouldn't have been able to make use of that fashion, and then to work it into the broader process, so, yeah, i'm saying if we have a lot of members who are not informed, and we do, and if we have a lot of silly talk on the floor that is pure sound bites and prepared lines, repeated again and again, thank god we have some able people who care about the constitution. i'm just worrieded we don't substitute that aims to have a
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Aug 4, 2013 10:00pm EDT
countries you are going to protect and which you will not. therefore meanwhile president obama was visiting with the leaders that arguably has the characters exchanging both the greetings so there is cherry picking involved and you cannot have an international principle which becomes the sort of defending population and then you pick which populations are defendant. there's not much debate on this, public debate. i hope with samantha become worse -- powers now that it is political easy to write books saying you are going to protect people. i don't know if you watch who was asked about some statements that were made saying i love the united states is the greatest country in the world. america is the greatest country in the world. once you get into the seat of power, you basically lose your mind. finally, the use of history. what is the social late? it is a great liberal concept. it's not a radical, it is a liberal concept that has disappeared. it's what i was talking about earlier. let this in two ways. everybody works in the society whether you are on a wage or not you volunteer in
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Aug 17, 2013 8:00am EDT
president obama. he gave a brilliant speech a couple years ago, and here are two of nuggets. secretary gates, we have more mill tear personnel one carrier battle group, united states navy, than we have american diplomats all over the world. here's another, if that doesn't convince you. we have more members of the armed forces marching bands of the navy, air force, army, marines -- [laughter] true fact, than american diplomats. >> this weekend on c-span, nicholas burns on the history of u.s. diplomatic efforts in the mideast and his call for a return to diplomacy, today at 10 a.m. eastern. on c-span2's booktv, how would you define the american dream? lawrence samuel later at 7:30, and on c-span3's american history tv, why change the story when the truth is more exciting? be ray rafael on true tales of the founding fathers sunday at noon eastern. >> next on booktv, from the 2013 be harlem book fair, a discussion on the church and political activism. [applause] >> good evening, everyone. thank you, valerie, for that introduction. want to, of course, thank all of our sponsors as
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Aug 10, 2013 12:00pm EDT
president obama was visiting with ecuador's leader. but they were exchanging birthday greetings and things like that. what putin was arguing was there's a cherry bigging in r2p. you cannot have an international principle where you pick which populations are worth defending. so that's the whole thing. and, unfortunately, there's not much debate on that, you know? public debate. and i hope with samantha power's success to the -- she was one of the architects for r2p. and i hope in the united states people will question this, you know? especially now that she has common straited that power makes you -- demonstrated that power makes you hypocritical. [laughter] you've got to always be american and protect people, and then i don't know if you watched the bit where she was asked about some statements she had made where she kept interrupting the senator and saying i love the united states, it's the greatest country in the world. and she asked the question again, she said america's the greatest country in the world. once you get into the seat of power, you basically lose your mind. [laughte
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Aug 24, 2013 8:00pm EDT
informed and must-read coverage. his new book, the "collision 2012" obama vs. romney and the future of elections in america is a follow on to the book dan and haynes johnson wrote about the 2008 campaign. and as dan says of the new book, he hadn't expected obama's second run for the presidency to turn out quite as compelling as the first groundbreaking one did but it did. the campaign did turn out to be just as compelling although in different ways. howell raines reviewing the book in the post the other day called it quote old-fashioned in a good sense, referring to the fact that it's filled with attributed quotes and closed focus reportage and thankfully lacks windy and alice's. but dam also shows a modern-day appreciation for the new technologies and social media the obama camp aim puts to such effective use. if you really want to understand why the election turned out as it did for america's political future read this book. we will be life tweeting tonight's event speaking of modern technology and social media, so you can follow along with the conversation at hashtag balz dca. dan w
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Aug 31, 2013 1:00pm EDT
convicted of forging the signatures back in 2008 of the petitions that got barack obama qualified to be on the ballot for the democratic may 2008 primary. now, in indiana -- like a lot of other states -- you've got to get a certain number of voter signatures to get on the ballot. in indiana you have to get 500 registered voters from each of the state's congressional districts. and in this particular congressional district where this county chairman is, they forged page after page after page of the ballot petition. now, the local authorities discovered this? no, in fact, some of the local authorities were involved in it. this was discovered by a college student who got ahold of the petitions and was looking at 'em and said, you know, a lot of these signatures look the same. now, why is this important? because if you go back to may of 2008, remember there was a very hot presidential race going on between hillary clinton and barack obama. at the time of the indiana primary, barack obama had 1,490 delegates, hillary clinton had 1,338 delegates, so she was very close behind obama and, in fact,
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Aug 18, 2013 5:15am EDT
report i didn't get up and say something. which is that president obama and maybe the republicans would say, oh, you shouldn't use these drones. so you need something to avoid to say, wait a minute, you're not going nearly far enough with the use of jones and it's killing a lot of innocent people and it's counterproductive and going against national security. so i look back now at a couple of weeks and i don't see a shift in policy. there have been for john strikes since then. two in pakistan and two in yemen. once in pakistan are important to look at because there are elections in pakistan and a new prime minister was elected. number two was to come into that election and there were a lot of campaign programs against the drones. we followed most of the tribal areas where the drones drugs are being used to speak out against them. the fact that he came in number two is very significant and also is the fact that the one who came in number one is his first talk that he was totally against the use of jones and he had been calling up united states to stop using these. the first drone a
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Aug 10, 2013 8:00am EDT
mid '60s and about how the steel crisis there led to the launching of barack obama's career as a community organizer. so that's the tie-in to the previous book i wrote which is called young mr. obama, chicago and the making of a black president. okay. this is from a chapter titled a rust bowl, and the term rust belt was actually originally rust bowl. and the first usage i found for it was in "time" magazine, and it was popularized by walter mondale when he accused president reagan of turning the midwest into a rust bowl, and then it was alter inside the way of journalism to match the sunbelt and whatever other belts we have. the term -- >> the bible belt, yeah. >> the term before the rust belt was the frost belt. anyway, on the east side of chicago, life did not run according to the laws that nature imposed on the rest of the world. when night fell on other neighborhoods, those neighborhoods stayed dark until the next morning. on the east side, the night sky burned red when u.s. steel, republic steel or wisconsin steel dumped the waste product of steel making. the steel mills cre
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Aug 11, 2013 2:30pm EDT
into our very own. it has managed to, under the obama administration, metastasize and has been influencing power. without any further ado are like to introduce you to have wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank sarah for a first of all hosting this event and the endowment for middle east troops has such phenomenal work. i looked at sarah as a modern-day esther, deborah. i really do. such a time as this to thank god for the organization and when you're doing and think of revving a year. you don't want to look at it. i know people are reading it. this is really the first book since the so-called arab spring broke out that gets into detail about the main player and the arabs during, which i referred to as the as long as winter in the book. so actually i have to say, i don't even know why we're having this event because the muslim brotherhood is time. they're gonna come out of power. we don't have to worry about them anymore. the postmortem. if only it were so. the muslim brotherhood has been down this road before, as i document in the book. the musl
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Aug 26, 2013 1:20am EDT
on the obama administration. that presented this as a kind of bargain that people would giveaway their freedom for the sake of this material you taupe ya. i look at that as a number of friends as well. is it a scholarly book or popular book? >> i'm hoping it's a scholar book and a lot of footnotes and citizenships. and but i have been told that i have the common touch and, you know, basically about webster and about about the south park. i hope both audience can enjoy the book. >> is there a danger you're putting motive to directors and writers that don't exist? >> there's a danger but i don't see the harm that would be done. i have an introduction that discusses the book method logically and explains why the model of intension is a little naive. often we have a notion there's a single author who must have everything planned out in advance. one thick i learned about television particularly movies as well they are collaborative venture and the -- in fact as the the team write the somehow. they play off each other. they don't go in to it knowing what they're doing or having the ful
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Aug 15, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. president obama delivered a statement today in martha's vineyard on the situation in egypt. condemning yesterday's violence that left more than 500 people dead. here is a little of what the president had to say. >> that's why we are so concerned about recent events. we appreciate the complexity of the situation. mohammed morsi was elected president in a democratic election, his government was not clues -- inclusive and did not respect all the views of all the egyptians. we know many egyptians, millions of egyptians, operators a majority of gippings were calling for a change in course. while we do not believe that force is the way to resolve political differences, after the military's intervention there remain a chance for reconciliation and ab opportunity to pursue a democratic path. instead we have seen a more dangerous path taken through arbitrary arrests, broad crack down on mr. morsi's associations, and supporters and wounded thousand more. the united states strongly condemns the steps that have been taken by egypt's interriment government and security forces. we deplore violence a
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Aug 3, 2013 6:30pm EDT
essays letters and poems. ms. walker opines on a range of topics from health care to the obama presidency for about 45 minutes. >> i am very happy to see all of you. it's a wonderful evening to be in the city, which i know of unfortunately through so many of your disasters, but i was thinking, looking at the fountains, there is a little one you have for the children and a bigger one for the adults and i was thinking about water flows in peace of the history that is so fitted for me of the bombing of the people of the imprisonment of my media, that history is not the whole story and it's very good to remember that and to see that we make our way every day, every single step can be a different direction. so as i was thinking about what i wanted to talk about and read about and i don't have a whole lot of time but i wanted to start by mentioning something that i find very disturbing which is that you know our country and we are not alone. this country is not the only country making a lot of war in the world that we are make you some really terrible big ones. please bomb and shoot
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Aug 12, 2013 1:30am EDT
to the travel in washington, d.c., where u knew barack obama would be inaugurated. they would carry me the morning after the festivity to far away burma. where i could wave happifully at the people who smiled back. they would take know gaza, and many writing about the palestinian-israel. to the best bank, india, all kinds of amazing places. like, for instance. who knew? i would find myself raising a nation of chickening in between travel and business holy people. sometimes soon far away. i condition i do not like or recommend. then in a dream it came to me there have a long highway like the one that passed by my grandpa's place when i lived with them as an 8-year-old and 9-year-old. my grandfather and i would sit on the porch in the still georgia heat, and count the cars as they went by. he would choose red. i would choose blue or black. it was a southbound sit for the two of us. hours could go by and we were perfectly content. perhapses that is why in the dream the solution to my gawnd i are was available. there in the middle of the long perfectly straight highway with the slightly
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Aug 25, 2013 1:20pm EDT
projects. it got people concerned that somehow this was a comment on the obama administration. anyway, this is the kind of fallacy that people would give away their freedom for the sake of this material utopia. .. >> guest: you know, there's a danger, but i don't see the harm that would be done. i have an introduction that discusses the book and explains why, in fact, a model of intention is a little naive. very often we have the notion that there's a single author who must have everything planned out in advance. one thing identify learned -- i've learned about television particularly, but movies as well, is they are collaborative ventures, and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. writers, we have the fiction that a tv show's written by the one writer who gets the screen credit. in fact, as with movies, whole teams write these shows, and i've talked to some writers. they play off each other. they don't go into it knowing what they're doing or having a full developed attention, but by the time they're through, they have developed a work of art that has intentionality. that's
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Aug 10, 2013 3:45pm EDT
at all. jon huntsman, the former ambassador to china, and dennis blair, obama administration employee, did a report recently, and they came up with $300 million and 1.3 million jobs -- 1.2 million jobs. the point of this is, it's a lot of money. it's hundreds of millions of dollars, it's more than a million jobs. this is a great impact on the united states. it happens every year. it is done on purpose by a foreign military. now, i personally believe that if this building you're looking at on the display was a iranian republican guard building in tehran, that building would be a smoldering pile of rubble before i'd had a chance to testify in front of congress or come speak to you about this problem, but it's not. so that begs the question, why? so that brings up why are we like best frenemies with these folks, okay? [laughter] so we have this thing called the engagement policy that the nixon administration came in, and i come from yorba linda, california, nixon's hometown. live just down the road from the library, great place. the goal was we would seek political liberalizatio
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Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
talks with obama on the phone and no help is sent. in the next day, after the killings, she immediately contacted through the state department google and youtube and tells them to sensor all of the content. we need to sensor the content. by $70,000 worth of air time in pakistan, the loved your profit blaming this video. what was the goal of that? the needed the fast and furious crisis they could blame on somebody would use their first amendment rights and they could say this is the person that provoked it and we need to stop where you create a crisis and use them. so where is the real clinton? so they needed the crisis they could blame on free speech so they could push this u.n. agenda of antiblasphemy laws. so anyway, someone else? >> we have to go on to the next speaker. >> it is all in the book and it's all in the vv. but just one minute a way of explaining this to people i did this in the congress with michele bachman. what does the work like mean? it is a source of elimination. it's also an adjective and the opposite of the word heavy. and aver blight you're going to li
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Aug 11, 2013 7:45pm EDT
inpolitic. did the re-election of president obama help your business? >> in some ways, yes, i would say long-term, yes. short term, maybe not. .. and they felt discouraged about losing and really didn't want to talk about politics and in fact one of the interesting things i have heard a lot from our authors and marketplace is that they are not really
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